(Photo of program provided at the theater). The performance helps me develop a new way of seeing and understanding our own culture in two ways-one where the play almost mocks people for going to see plays and one where people of higher class are completely oblivious to the reality of people of lower classes. I found it very funny and somewhat ironic when one of the characters asked why people dress up super nicely to sit in the dark in silence to watch people on stage move around and act. It was, as we say today, a real-life subtweet where the actor/character was directly commenting at us. It its true-why do we get all dressed up to just sit and watch a play when it doesn't matter how were dressed, it just matters how the characters are dressed? It is because of the social norms and expectations of the culture that goes along with going to a theatre to watch a play. I also thought it was very relevant to what is going on in the world today where people don't care or care to learn about people that are lower than them socioeconomically. Seeing how the priest who has sheltered from seeing real poor people his entire life acted when seeing the mother in her workplace and making these classist remarks and asking questions shined light on how although we might not be as verbal of how we feel today, we still think things of others and have preconceptions that are completely incorrect. Yes, the play did take place in a different time when, I feel, there was a darker line splitting the working class and elites, but it is still somewhat true today where we can just look at someone and create a version of what we think their lives consist of based on stereotypes. The central issue addressed in the performance was getting what one wants, wether it be forgetting about something from the past and moving on, working with someone one admires, or maintaining a certain self-image. Before the performance, I knew that "The Divine was a fable about the meeting between this brilliant, mythical actress and this young man whose innocence is shattered by his growing awareness of the inequities of his times" (David Young, Ph.D. Director in the program). The performance changed my views about the issues described in the performance because I feel bad that I myself think things of others that I truly do not know anything about and it takes me back and makes me think about the fact that I can not judge people myself based on nothing.